Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – March 15, 2023

International consensus for exercise & OA, guidelines finally catching up in the perinatal return to sport space, and much more! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio check out our Upcoming Dates and Locations!

Sports Medicine & Pelvic Floor

It’s about time guidelines caught up!

With 49% of the 2021 Olympic participants being female and all of the postpartum PRs being hit by high level athletes, it’s great to see that there are now guidelines for sports medicine providers to incorporate pelvic floor PTs into the perinatal return to sport.

“Expand the multidisciplinary sports medicine team to include access to PFM specialists such as (uro)gynecologists and physical therapists” – Full text from ACSM

Better late than never!

Move More Die Less


196 studies were synthesized in this open access meta-analysis evaluating the relationship between all-cause mortality, incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and physical activity levels. As expected, as physical activity increases above 0, risk of early death decreases. As with similar papers on this subject, there is no ceiling in the relationship between physical activity & risk reduction, although there were found to be diminishing returns above 8.75 MET task hours (150 min/week of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic physical activity), reinforcing current CDC & WHO recommendations on weekly physical activity. Value was found even at 75 minutes/week or 11 minutes/day

Great conclusion by the authors: “If all currently insufficiently active individuals achieve 8.75 MET hours/week, 15.7% of all premature deaths would be averted.”

Reactive Balance Training

Review paper shows decreased fall risk

Balance training that evokes balance reactions can reduce falls among people at increased risk of falls. Results of this recent systematic review published in PTJ suggest older adults and individuals with balance problems were less likely to fall in daily life after participating in RBT compared with traditional balance training.

Exercise for OA

International consensus document

New Delphi guideline about therapeutic exercise for those with knee and hip OA is hot off the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage press. Scroll down the article to check out a nice summary table of the 11 domains of recommendation. Overall nothing mind blowing here, but always good to be reminded to make it meaningful, load it, and dose it!

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PTonICE Rewind

Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!

Monday: “Pelvic organ prolapse treatment matrix” (Alexis Morgan)
Tuesday: “Communication, expectation, and outcomes” (Zac Morgan)
Wednesday: “Perturbation based balance training” (Dustin Jones)
Thursday: “New leader series: Why do you work t(here)” (Alan Fredendall)
Friday: “Excellence in fitness looks different” (Mitch Babcock)

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